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Associate Membership

Associates of the College include Practice ManagersTrainees, Ordinary and International Associates, and Orthoptists.

Practice Managers

RANZCO encourages all Ophthalmic Practice Managers to join as associates of RANZCO. Association entitles you to RANZCO publications and e-news, as well as reduced rates on publications, such as Successful Practice Management. The RANZCO Practice Managers’ Group organises a conference in conjunction with the annual RANZCO Congress. Practice Manager Associates receive a substantial discount on their registration and have the option of submitting papers for inclusion in the conference program. Further, RANZCO’s Practice Managers’ Group assists RANZCO in providing targeted resources and developing dedicated sessions at the Congress. The Group is supported by a RANZCO staff member.

RANZCO is continuing to develop its membership offering for Practice Managers and feedback on useful resources and services can be sent to


Orthoptist Associates of RANZCO receive access to website resources and online access to the AAO’s ONE Network and RANZCO’s Medline Journal Database. Orthoptics Australia organises an annual conference in conjunction with the RANZCO Congress, and Orthoptic delegates are encouraged to register through Orthoptics Australia. RANZCO offers special reduced rates for Orthoptists who are members of Orthoptics Australia or the NZ Orthoptic Society.

Ordinary and International Associates

Open to “Medical practitioners, scientists, academics or others who are not ophthalmologists” from Australia, New Zealand or overseas. These members also receive Eye2Eye four times a year, and concession rates to RANZCO Congresses. Ophthalmologists from the Asia-Pacific Region can access additional discounts to the annual RANZCO Congress.

Ophthalmologists of Eminence

An international ophthalmologist may be considered for admission as a Fellow according to Clause 6 of the RANZCO Constitution and Paragraph 3.2(b)(ii) of the RANZCO By-Law: Membership, Council and Governance. Nominations will be considered individually and the nominee may not be required to meet all aspects of the criteria set out in the Ophthalmologist of Eminence Policy.

Last updated: September 14, 2023

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